March 28, 2017

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Law:

With Hourly Rates Rising, Report Shows Spotty Record for GC's Cost-Constraint Tactics
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A California Attorney Heads East
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Montgomery McCracken Loses Counsel Fee Scrap With Bankruptcy Client
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Legal advertising blows past $1 billion and goes viral
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How one lawyer makes millions providing ads for other firms
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Law firms use data to judge lateral hires' potential success
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M&A's Missing Women
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Jacoby & Meyers Case - Not Only Unsuccessful but Moot, Too
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ABA puts Arizona Summit School of Law on probation
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An Interesting New Set Of Law School Rankings
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A Homecoming For Preet Bharara
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Law school debt—and private school tuition revenue—may be declining
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For-profit law firms have no First Amendment right to expand business - 2nd Circuit
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Linklaters strikes deal with Obelisk to draw on pool of flexi-working lawyers
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Ban on nonlawyer investment in law firms doesn’t violate right of association, 2nd Circuit rules
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5 Fundamentals of Collecting Fees
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Getting ahead while working from home (podcast)
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Lawyer is surprised by vitriol over her representation of Trump’s son-in-law and daughter
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Make motions more powerful by writing openers that focus on 'deep issues'

Codilis, Moody, & Circelli Expands into Wisconsin
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The Lawyer Burying America’s “Living Dead”
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AI interest high with $12M Casetext investment
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Student Found Dead On Campus At T14 Law School
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Federal judge in Virginia refuses to block revised travel ban
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SCOTUS denies review of blind man's LSAT accessibility appeal
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Federal judge tosses suit against property owner who shot down hovering drone
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9 everyday missteps that make you look like you never learned your manners
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You won't get the most out of networking if you make these 4 common mistakes
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Drug dealers use fake bananas to transport a lot of cocaine
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White Supremacist Charged With Murdering 66-Year-Old Black Stranger Says He Wishes He Killed Someone Younger James Harris Jackson: Stabbing Was "Practice Run" White Racist Charged with Murder as Terrorism
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Mentoring As An Act Of Selfishness
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Sessions Announces Crackdown on Sanctuary Cities
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Federal Prosecutors Spied on over 700 Defense Lawyers, Investigator Says
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Legal logjam in immigration court grows to more than 540,000 cases ABA commission had warned of immigration-court backlog

‘Bro, I’m Going Rogue’: The Wall Street Informant Who Double-Crossed the FBI
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Lawyers should tread carefully before quitting a troublesome client
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Aaron Hernandez's Attorney Angrily Shouts at Judge to Stop Treating Them Unfairly
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Judges:

Senate Judiciary Democrats Will Delay The Gorsuch Vote One Week The Best Option for Democrats on Gorsuch Neil Gorsuch is a Teddy Roosevelt fanboy
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Prosecutor Charged with Faking Judge Signatures for Illegal Wiretaps
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What do Supreme Court advocates do with their feather quill mementos?
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As most-cited songwriter, Bob Dylan brings complex poetry to court opinions
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Lawyer pleads guilty in $550M disability fraud scheme, admits bribing administrative law judge
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Wall Street:

Dow fighting for first rise in 9 sessions
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Dow posts 8-day slide, longest since 2011, as Street weighs tax reform prospects

Stocks just hit an ugly streak that recently has only happened in financial crises
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A 300-year-old British bank is muscling in on Wall Street
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The Trump rally's 'great unwind' might just be getting started Trump Rally Hit by Contraction of US Credit
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What the Dow’s longest losing streak in 6 years is telling us
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Risk of correction ‘quite high’ but won’t kill bull market, says Goldman Sachs strategist
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Layoffs:

Lloyds Bank slashes legal department
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RadioShack Warns State It May Lay Off All Headquarters Employees
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Nordstrom cutting 106 jobs
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Alorica to close former APAC call center in La Crosse; 137 jobs lost
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Larry Summers: The robots are coming, whether Trump’s Treasury secretary admits it or not
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Retailing:

RadioShack's Bankruptcy Shows Why 'Chapter 22' Is The Hottest 2017 Retail Trend
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RadioShack may close Fort Worth headquarters as part of bankruptcy filing
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Credit Suisse Downgrades Retail, As Hedge Funds Prepare To Profit
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RadioShack warns it could shut down by late May
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Capital Structure Arbitrage Opportunity Sears Sears woes could put $30 billion in loans at risk Sears Suppliers Wary as Shares Plummet Sears Puts Almost Everything On Sale; Fuels Bankruptcy Speculations
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Auction scheduled for 58 MC Sports locations
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Chances of scoring a deal on shoes at Gordmans fire sale may be slim: Outside retailer wants its merchandise back
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Eastern Outfitters Skipping Auction For Private Sale
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Food/Beverage:

Could an iconic Midwestern grocer be headed for bankruptcy ?
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Whole Foods is facing its worst nightmare after an unexpected threat stole millions of customers
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Autos:

Plateau in US auto sales heightens risk for lenders: Moody's
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Corporate Governance:

Chancery Applies Fitracks Procedures to Challenged Advancement Award
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Climate:

EPA Head: We've Undoing Plan for Warming
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Trump to issue executive orders undoing climate-change policies
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Twelve economic facts on energy and climate change
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Economy:

Even Wealthy Families are Sliding Into Red
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An increasing number of Americans have stopped paying their car loans, and Wall Street is starting to worry Six Graphs that Reveal Big Problems for Student and Auto Loans
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Believe It or Not - the Richest Americans DO Pay Most of the Federal Income Tax
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Dallas Fed: "Texas Manufacturing Activity Strengthens" in March
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Another Government Shutdown is in the Cards
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Giving people $1,000 in 'emergency cash' could prevent homelessness
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Trump's immigration crackdown is having a potentially 'alarming' effect on public safety Immigrants Are The Easy Targets
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Caught Between JPMorgan and Wal-Mart, Congress Avoids Fee Rule
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Trump’s economic agenda may be over before it starts
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Trump is reportedly asking for $1 billion to fund the first 62 miles of a US-Mexico border wall
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Tax overhaul effort lacks advantages Reagan enjoyed in 1986
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The world's top 10 companies, ranked by reputation
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Billions in Tax Money Given to Companies
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NAFTA: Mexico Looks for Corn Elsewhere
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Beware Taxpayers: New Plutocracy Ain't Cheap
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Trump’s take on corporate tax rate could look very much like Obama’s
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US Debt Clock
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World Debt Clock
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Real Estate:

Freddie Mac: Mortgage Serious Delinquency rate declines in February, Lowest since June 2008
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Fannie Mae: Lender optimism higher than ever
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Fannie, Freddie investors seek rehearing of U.S. case on profit seizure
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Sluggish Housing Recovery Took $300 Billion Toll on U.S. Economy, Data Show
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Court Issues $45m Punitive Damages Award Against BofA
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Miami's spectacular condo-flipping market is in turmoil
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Retailers' pain expected to ding CMBS market
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Here are the nation’s healthiest—and unhealthiest—housing markets
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Municipalities:

The Ad Hoc Group of General Obligation Bondholders of Puerto Rico Joins Other Creditors in Letter to Federal Oversight Board - Letter Outlines Violations of PROMESA in Puerto Rico's Fiscal Plan
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Oil/Gas:

District Court Affirms Rejection of Oil & Gas Gathering Agreements as Executory Contracts
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What Is The Chance Seadrill Files For Chapter 11? Seadrill: Transocean-Like Sale?
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OPEC Weighs Extension As Oil Markets Start To Lose Their Nerve
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Will The Oil Price Slide Lead To A Credit Crunch For U.S. Drillers?
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Trump's plans for coal could hurt natural gas
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Surge in oil hedging could worsen US supply glut: Wood Mackenzie U.S. drillers lock in higher oil prices in surge of hedging
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Politics:

Jared Kushner met with the CEO of 'the bank that financed Vladimir Putin's grandest ambitions' Jared Kushner Will Just Fix Everything Richard Branson: Trump is 'an embarrassment for the world' The next Republican fights could be even worse than healthcare U.S. government watchdog to review Mar-a-Lago trips, Trump hotel profits Trump's job approval rating has sunk lower than Obama and Clinton's all-time lows Trump Approval Rating Drops to 36%
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Cheney: 'No question' Russia meddled in the US election, and it could be 'an act of war' House Intel Committee implodes amid Trump-Russia investigation 'Unfit to lead': Democratic members of the House Intelligence Committee start to turn on Devin Nunes Trump rails against Hillary Clinton in a late-night tweetstorm amid Russia investigation Russian Scandal Has Reached Trump Family
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'What I do depends on how things play out': Mark Cuban on Trump, his 2020 plans, and why healthcare is a 'right'
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Republicans are going to have to drop the 'fiscal conservative' act pretty soon
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Here's where America wants Trump to focus his efforts
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Democrats Need to Understand Why the Rust Belt’s White Workers Still Support Trump
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Travel:

There's one thing you should always check before buying a business class flight
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Healthcare:

Here's who has the most to lose if the government starts negotiating drug prices
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Student Debt:

How we got to $1 trillion in debt: An illustrated history of student loans in America
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Mass Torts:

John Crane Fails to Establish Personal Jurisdiction against Plaintiff’s Firm in Fraud Complaint Filed in Federal Court
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Radio:

Fitch: TMT Bankruptcy Case Studies Highlight iHeart's Decline
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Nuclear:

Toshiba wants Westinghouse to file for bankruptcy as early as Tuesday -source
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Toshiba's options in U.S. nuclear bankruptcy
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Toshiba Booked $6.2 Billion Loss on Westinghouse
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Moody's says confirms Toshiba Corp's ratings outlook negative
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Movers:

Graebel Van Lines Ceasing Operations
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Personal Finance:

Now negotiable: Credit-card annual fees Now Negotiable: Credit-Card Annual Fees - Annual credit-card fees aren’t set in stone
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Marijuana:

Gone To Pot: Making The Best Out Of A Bad Marijuana Investment
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Shipping:

For chapter 11 in shipping, cramdown is a bad play
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Regulators Prepare Bankruptcy "Plan B" for DSME
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Stratfor: Why the Global Shipping Industry Will Be Tough to Salvage
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Coal:

Coal executive: Trump 'can't bring mining jobs back'
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New Bankruptcy Opinions
(3 new opinions today - DBN)

Bankruptcy Court Web/Pacer Site Directory

Chapter 7, 12 & 13 Private Trustee Locator
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Recent Ch. 11 Filings (16 new filings today)
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Recent Ch. 11 Adversary Proceeding Filings (18 new filings today)
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Bankruptcy Code (html) - Bankruptcy Code (pdf) Prior BK Codes (pick year from list) - Bankruptcy Rules
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UCLA-LoPucki Bankruptcy Research Database
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Bankruptcy Jobs:

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Seminars - (Contact us to list your seminar)

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Bankruptcy Statistics:

Weekly Bankruptcy Claims Trading Activity
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Insiders:

Justices Tackle Designation of Bankruptcy Plan Insiders Summary Page
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Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on Appeals Process for Corporate Insider Disputes - Justices agree to take a closer look at arose in the 2011 bankruptcy of a Nevada office building
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Notice:

What Constitutes 'Proper' Notice?
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Structured Dismissal:

Supreme Court Rejects Structured Dismissals, Limits Chapter 11 Flexibility
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U.S. Supreme Court Invalidates Non-Consensual Structured Dismissal Deviating from Bankruptcy Priority Scheme
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Jevic: Structured Dismissal SCOTUS Ruling
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Supreme Court Bans Use of “Structured Dismissals” to Circumvent Bankruptcy Code’s Priority Scheme
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Jevic: SCOTUS Holds That Priority Rules Apply in Structured Dismissals
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Discharge:

“Singular” Cases on Nondischarge and Dischargeability
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Personal Bankruptcy:

Chapter 13 Debtor’s Complaint Stated a Claim that Bank was Bound by Confirmed Plan
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Judge Limits Retirement Funding in Chapter 13 Plan
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Liens:

8th Cir. BAP Holds Secured Creditor Has No Duty to Verify Ownership or Possession of Collateral
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Bankruptcy Bonuses:

US trustee says bonus targets set by bankrupt Avaya too easy
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Healthcare:

SCOTUS Hears Arguments in Case that Could Bankrupt Religious Hospitals
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Bernie Sanders wants to work with Trump on a healthcare overhaul
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Paul Ryan: 'We're still moving forward on healthcare'
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Debt Collection:

Out of Stat Debt Case Offers Three Lessons to Collectors
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FTC Settles With Collector Over Multiple Alleged FDCPA Violations
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Mass Torts:

Alabama joins dozen states in asbestos bankruptcy trust investigations
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Celebs:

‘Dance Moms’ Host Abby Lee Miller Says She’s Exiting Show As Jail Time Looms Abby Lee Miller Quits 'Dance Moms' in Angry Instagram Post Abby Lee Miller Quits ‘Dance Moms,’ Says She Was Denied ‘Creative Credit’
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Advisors:

Donlin, Recano & Company Appoints Director of Business Development
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UK:

New law firm leasing in London falls 50% as top firms rethink capital costs
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Here are all the economic disasters the Bank of England will use in its stress test
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Brexit Nightmare Begins This Week
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Nigel Farage says he will leave Britain if Brexit is a disaster
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All signs points towards Germany making Britain's Brexit talks as difficult as possible
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Brexit will bring four types of market distress: Portfolio manager
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'We're trying to re-engineer the way we deliver services' - Bakers chief sets out firm's 2020 vision
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Disclaimers: paper shield or your best protection?
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Scottish Parliament is set to vote for another independence referendum today
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Brits in Germany put down roots to weather Brexit
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PIIGS:

What do Trump and Greece's Tsipras have in common?
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Canada:

Meet Joe Debtor - The Average Ontarian Filing Insolvency Is Using Debt JUST to Make Ends Meet
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The number of young Canadians going bankrupt is rising — but student debt isn’t the whole story
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Ontario’s Bulk Sales Act has been repealed
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Bankruptcy study points to worsening income inequality in Ontario
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MENA:

Dubai Chamber briefing sheds light on UAE bankruptcy law
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South Africa:

Rockwell suspended amid fight over provisional liquidation order
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Australia:

Directors to get safe harbour during insolvency
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China:

Distressed Funds Find Treasure in China's Mounting Bad Debts
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China is desperately trying to save a dairy company that, turns out, is too big to fail China’s Huishan Dairy misses payments, says unable to contact key finance executive; shares fall 85%
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Brazil:

Brazil's Odebrecht O&G mulls out-of-court workout: sources
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FTI Consulting Leads Creditor Opposition to Oi Restructuring Plan
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